Jennifer Lynn Warren died tragically on May 20 at the age of 39.
Jennifer was born in St. Helens on May 23, 1972, to Kenny Warren Sr. and Theresa Armstrong. She has a younger brother Kenny Warren Jr., sisters Denise Warren, Shirley Warren II, half-sister Sandy Warren and nephew Chase Warren.
Jennifer is also survived by her daughter, Jessica Warren and three sons, Brandon, Eddy, and Casey, and many extended family members.
She was a long time resident of St. Helens, living locally with her fiancé, Mark Thornton, daughter Jessica, and stepson Tyler Thornton. Mark’s family will miss her dearly. Mark said, “She was my soul mate and will never be forgotten and is forever in my heart.”
Jennifer attended St. Helens High School and worked various jobs in this community. She recently celebrated 10 years of service with CCMH and had various professional trainings through her employment. Jennifer was very dedicated to the population she served and often volunteered above and beyond what was asked of her. Her family said she loved what she did and was known to brighten up everyone’s day, and that she was well loved and respected by her colleagues and by those she served.
Jennifer took pride in her belief in Native American Spirituality and when she was not working, loved family time, spending time at the beach, and jet and water skiing. She loved to travel and one favorite destination was Maui, Hawaii, where she her fiancé said they had an awesome time. Her family plans to spread her ashes there. She also admired classic cars and cats, having three she loved to spoil; “Fat Cat, Baby Girl, and Zoii.” Rarely was she known to not have a Red Bull in hand or close by. If not, family and friends made sure there was always one close at hand.
Jessica Warren wants her mother to be remembered with these thoughts, “Her blood flowing through me is the only reason my heart beats. She is me and I am her. She gave me the life she never had and I will live the life she always dreamed of. Her incredible green eyes and unique laughter is unforgettable. I am honored to call her mom and can’t begin to say how wonderful it was to have her for as long as I did but now she is my angel forever.”
“My daughter Jenny was a dependable rock to this family,” said Kenny Warren Sr.
“My sister was a positive role model who made me feel welcome no matter what,” said Kenny Warren Jr.
Jennifer Warren’s sister, Denise Warren, said, “She was the one I looked up to for guidance, we were close growing up, and I always wanted to be her.”
“Jennifer will be dearly missed. She carried a voice of reason. She delivered her voice honestly. She was an adored aunt and sister," said Shirley Warren II and son Chase Warren.
Family members said Jennifer came from a family with strong ties to community service and recovery in many forms.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Helens High School Auditorium on June 3, beginning at 1 p.m. A private reception for family and close friends will follow at alternate location. Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home.
Donation’s may be made in Jennifer’s memory to the “Family of Jennifer Warren” account at US Bank in St. Helens. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.columbiafh.com.